NEW FICTION: Bourbon & Blondes has arrived!

From the bus stations of Rt. 66 to the smoky, neon-tinged jazz dives of the big cities, these wanton tales of longing introduce us to vixens on the fringe and those shifty men that drove them there.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009


Fans of Knob Creek bourbon may find their favorite whiskey in short supply this summer as the brand's bottle warehouses near Clermont, Ky., are empty and the next batch of aged whiskey won't be ready until November.

Bourbon experts say the looming shortage is somewhat unusual, although brands such as Knob Creek, which is aged for nine years, are more susceptible because their distillers must predict demand far in advance.

"It's very difficult to forecast out nine-year demand," said Kelly Doss, senior director of U.S. bourbon and whiskey at Beam Global Spirits & Wine, which makes Knob Creek. "We can only sell what we can bottle and ship."

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009


While it's far from the world of Chuck Buk's Skid Row, check out these pretty nifty retro radio commercials I wrote. They're in the vein of those pulpy radio serials of the 30s and 40s. I wrote them for my buddy Stephen Lewis who started O-Hi, an ad agency in California. So, here's me channeling my inner Don Draper. I hope you enjoy. Click HERE to hear them (scroll down on the page).

BTW, if you don't know who Don Draper is, click HERE...

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Despite it being a sad day in the entertainment world (I still can't belive MJ is gone forever), it was also my wedding anniversary. Two years ago, I got hitched in Sin City on 7 7 7 and was lucky enough to have a pic snapped by an Associated press shutterbug.

Read all about the crazy day HERE